Adapt to Film 2012
PHD, Graduate, and Under-Graduate Students - Here's Your Chance to Become a Develeopment Executive and Win $750!
The Task: This is an adaptation contest. Pick your favourite "Underlying Material" - a novel, graphic novel, comic book, short story, novella, play, or other original piece of literature - written on or prior to 1960, which would make for a successful film adaptation. A film you want to see on the big screen.
Inclusions and Restrictions: The author of the piece you select could be famous, or an unknown. The birthplace of the author is irrelevant. The piece could be of any genre, style, setting, or form, but must have been published on or prior to 1960.
a) A two-sentence "log line" summarizing the story/piece and the publication information
b) A two-paragraph synopsis of the piece as it is written in its original form
c) A one-page document detailing why you feel this piece would make an exceptional film, what are the challenges to adapt it, and how might you approach the adaptation of the material. This may or may not include "modernization".
You do not need to send in the original material, and no film industry experience is necessary.
Prize: $750 CDN cash, plus the chance to become the "Development Executive" on the project should the production company decide to develop it.
Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens if two people submit the same material?
If multiple submissions come in for the same piece, and said piece is of the most interest to the production company, the production company will award the prize to one winner based on the most interesting part (c) of the submission.
Should I leave them wanting more?
No... We need the synopsis of the work to describe ALL plot and character details
I could write pages and pages on why I feel this piece would make the best film of all time, should I?
No... One Page, double spaced.
*Please include contact information in your submission.
**No more than 3 submissions per applicant.